What are Frontiers’ copyright policies?

For any third-party material included in your article, Frontiers Media SA requires that you obtain the appropriate permissions and licences from the third-party rights holders and follow any citation instructions given. Failure to do so may result in the material being removed from your article before publication. Any supplementary charges are to be covered by you.

Third-party material includes any material owned by, or licensed to, a third party. This may include any proprietary text, illustration, figures, tables, images, artworks, audio and audiovisual content, screenshots, and musical notation, but this list is not exhaustive.

Please note that Frontiers Media SA does not apply the Fair Use policy and, as such, it is a requirement that authors obtain consent for the use of third-party material prior to publication.

Any visible third-party trademarks, such as brand names, logos and designs, should be obscured unless explicit permission has been granted by the rights holders for their publication.

If you want to reprint your article elsewhere, you can do this as long as you cite the original publication with Frontiers Media SA and no third-party licences apply within the article.

Your article will be published under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence (CC-BY 4.0). This essentially means that anyone may copy, re-publish, adapt and/or re-use your content, and create derivative works from it, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without charge, but they must clearly attribute the work to you and any co-authors, and cite Frontiers as the original publisher of that content.

Please see this page for further details regarding Frontiers' copyright statement.